Tag: cream

Mango Mousse with Strawberries and Toasted Coconut Ice Cream
The summer is in full swing and strawberries are ripe for picking. Such ingredients associated with sunshine lead me to think of a dessert. A tropical pairing of Yee Kwan Toasted Coconut Ice Cream with Mango. Of course, I had to include those lovely British strawberries. 

La Marine

la marine paris canal saint martin
Paris is an expensive city, no question. Where can you enjoy a quality French meal without breaking the bank? Well, there is hope in the form of the Prixe-Fixe menu at La Marine beside the Canal St-Martin. Lunchtime in Paris is arguably the best time to enjoy a proper bistro...
stanley villa farm camping
A weekend in Blackpool? A typical British pastime. Yet for me, this was to be a first. In my younger years my parents would always take us south to places like Devon or Cornwall. If it wasn’t south then it was east to Norfolk or Skegness or once upon...

Kitchen W8

Kitchen W8, London
Where in London can you get a three course lunch for £28 with a Michelin Star? The answer is this place, Kitchen W8. I’m a big fan of Phil Howard (previously of The Square, now Elystan Street) who part-owns Kitchen W8. Looking through the menu, you can see glimpses...
Strawberry Sorbet with Lemon Basil Cream, Crumble and Marinated Strawberries
After grabbing our haul of fresh strawberries at Cattows Farm, I had to set about making something with them. I had a few ideas circulating around a sorbet, a strawberry crumble and a sundae so I decided to go for a halfway point between all three. Fresh strawberries are...
Lamb Restaurant Sketchley Grange Hinckley Leicestershire
Returning for round two of three course dinner in The Garden Bar and Restaurant brought us a good feeling. The staff on night one were superb and the food wasn’t bad so we were interested to see if the menu would be the same or we would have new...
The Garden Bar and Restaurant, Sketchley Grange
All meals during our two-night stay at Sketchley Grange would be accompanied by dinner in the restaurant. The restaurant is located just behind the actual bar. A menu stands in the doorway and a friendly member of staff is on hand to escort you to your table. Booking is...
Coq au Riesling
You didn’t think that it would be just the one recipe, did you? After the success of the ham and goats cheese salad starter it seemed rude not to have a go at a main course. Once again my mind ticked over with thoughts of what could I make...
Chez L'Oncle Freddy, Strasbourg
Wandering around the beautiful Petite France area, you have a grand selection of restaurants and Winstubs (Wine Cellars, kind of like an Alsatian pub). One of these, situated on the tip of the Petite France, is Chez L’Oncle Freddy. A relatively new addition to the Strasbourg dining scene. We had...
Sous Vide Creme Brûlée
I’m going a little bit sous-vide crazy at the moment. Since the arrival of my brand new vacuum sealer the fun just doesn’t stop with temperature controlled cooking. So far i’ve done meat in the water bath but how does a dessert grab you? Yes it’s entirely possible. Using...
VQ Bloomsbury, London
111A Great Russell Street, London 24-hour dining isn’t something we’re really accustomed to, I mean other than students, who fancies breakfast in the afternoon? Well if you are in the minority it’s no surprise really that London has you covered. There are a few establishments dotted around the capital specialising...